Forensic Science study in the UK

Forensic Science in the UK

Career options, entry requirements and rankings for Forensic Science.

UK Forensic Science Courses

Introduction to Forensic Science

Forensic Science is the study of gathering evidence from past events, usually as part of a criminal investigation or court proceedings. The most publicised part of the subject is crime scene investigation, but forensics can cover a very wide range of subjects, including anthropology, computer science and anatomy. The popularity of the subject, both in study and professional use, saw a boom in the 1970s, and remains a key part of the justice system today.

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Forensic science degrees are often wide-ranging to reflect the diversity of the discipline. Although it is available as an undergraduate degree at many UK universities, it is more common as a postgraduate course, generally taken after a degree in chemistry or biology. Forensic scientists develop skills of observation and analytical thinking, as well as patience and the ability to work independently or in a group as needed.

Careers in Forensic Science

There is a huge demand for skilled for forensic science graduates in areas of law enforcement, be it the police force, customs or investigatory agencies. Forensic Science graduates will find employment as forensic scientists, analytical chemists, laboratory technicians, toxicology or criminal justice.

Forensic Science Entry Requirements

  • Typical International Baccalaureate requirements: 32 points.
  • Typical A-levels requirements: AAB including biology, chemistry or science subjects.
  • Typical IELTS requirements: 6.0 overall, with no lower than 5.5 in any one component.
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Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.

Where can I study Forensic Science in the UK?

To learn more about the best Forensic Science courses in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Forensic Science universities in the Guardian 2016 University Guide below:

  1. University College London
  2. University of Oxford
  3. University of Cambridge
  4. University of York
  5. University of Liverpool
  6. University of Durham
  7. University of Exeter
  8. University of Manchester
  9. University of Glasgow
  10. University of Leicester

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